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'America's Got Talent' New York City auditions: Live blog

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America's Got Talent - Live Blog
Well, we've already been to Los Angeles, St Louis and San Francisco, but now the east coast needs love too! Tonight, America's Got Talent heads to New York City for more auditions.

Will judges Howard Stern, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel find gold, or will the city that never sleeps come up short? Stay with Digital Spy live from 8/7c to find out!



21:00Well, that's it for tonight. Tomorrow, we have another night of New York City auditions - what else can we find? Nothing will ever be better than those dogs. I LOVE THOSE DOGS!

20:57Howard admits that he hated him at first and then found him to be quite catchy and a bit talented. Howie loves that he found a hook that will get stuck in people's heads, which is partially the key to success. He votes yes, as do Howard and Sharon. Really? And Mir Money was sent home? Good Lord.

20:56Finally, it's 77-year-old rapper Burton Crane, who claims to be the grandfather of rap. He's predictably terrible. He dances around in a little circle and is accompanied by a handheld Casio keyboard. His song is an insane repetition of the line 'Whatcha gonna do?', which makes everyone laugh, at least.



20:48Howard admits that he was unsure what they would do at first, but was impressed by them because they "blew the roof off the place". It gives Sharon joy to see young talent, and she thanks them for making her day. Howie thinks they sounded like Jay-Z fused with Pink Floyd, saying that the sounds mixed well together and it was one of the most "glorious" moments so far this season. Unsurprisingly, they're through to Vegas.

20:46They're called Wordspit, the Illest, and one of the guys looks too much like will.i.am for my comfort. They're a bit like The Roots in the early days with a little Talib Kweli mixed in - great instrumentalists, a good sound, and nice cohesion. They even have a violin player! They're really talented and will.i.am Jr is a fantastic singer - who knew? I love them.



20:44A disastrous child band is up next - and out before they do too much. It's terrible. Same with a mask-wearing, cape-clad rock group who are pretty terrible. But then there's a band of rappers and musicians from New York who you know are going to be good because they're spending a whole lot of time talking about their backstory and how they come from the streets and music keeps them sane, etc.

20:36Howard asks if Nick Cannon can come out and "smash [him] in the nuts", which he does... perhaps with a bit too much glee. What is the point of all this? Howard can get behind the act as a fan of The Three Stooges and Jackass, applauding him for keeping them laughing. Sharon thinks it's "absolutely amazing", while Howie jokes that it's good that Horse has two kids as he probably won't have a third. He gets three 'yes'es and is on to Vegas.



20:35Our next act wants to "shock the shock jock" with what he does. Oh, dear. He's 25-year-old Horse, whose talent is... letting a friend kick him in the crotch, breaking through wood planks and then having cement blocks broken on his crotch, as well. It's all pretty terrible and you can tell he's in a considerable amount of pain, but whatever. Howard and Howie give him a standing ovation.

20:27Howie has never seen anything like it, calling it "the most amazing, best animal act" he's ever seen - I agree! Sharon agrees, wondering how the dogs have been trained. Howard jokes that the father-son team should come to his house and help his dog. He also says that he hasn't let any animal act through previously, but wants to see them for many more weeks. It's an easy yes, and I swear, I want these dogs to win.

20:25Next up, an act that includes sequined suit jackets and a lot of dogs. Pudsey (from Britain's Got Talent), they are not. They're called Olate Dogs and the dogs are... fun. They spin in circles, walk on their back legs, hop and push each other around. It's absolutely adorable and I want them all. For the finishing touch, they all get in a conga line, much to Sharon's thrill. One of them even jumps a rope. Okay, now one is doing backflips. THESE DOGS ARE AMAZING! I WANT THEM NOW!



20:17Howard tells him that he's a very nice young man and that he's very brave, but Amir starts to cry, getting boos from the audience. Howard goes up on stage promising to "fix everything" and offers him a hug. No one else offers him any feedback and Nick carries him backstage - he's not going through. "I'm not cut out for this!" Howard says coming off stage. "I can't do it!"

20:15I love child acts, so it's no doubt that 7-year-old Amir - who goes by Mir Money - is my favourite before he's even hit the stage. He's from Philadelphia and is pretty much the cutest thing ever. He pretty much screams the whole time and certainly isn't a child prodigy, but he's still cute. He gets buzzed by Sharon and Howard before the end, accordingly.



20:09Also through is an aerial acrobat whose name they don't bother to show, the New York Irish Dance Club (who are a bit terrifying), and a kid who's a professional pianist named Jason Cordero, who does quite well with some serious rondos that I totally failed at when I played.

20:07Howard thinks they're tremendous athletes and do some "amazing things", with Sharon praising one of the group's members, Mr Big, in particular. Howie doesn't believe that they're unique and says no, but Howard disagrees, saying that they're a "step above". It's down to Sharon, and of course it's a yes from her, so they're through to Vegas.

20:06Hey, it's an acrobatic dunk team that combines stunts and danger and everything you'd expect to see in a New York subway act! I kid, I kid. They're probably awesome. They're called Flyte Cru and you kind of have to love them - despite the daft spelling of their name - because they're so into what they do. They're actually really good, too - their act is exciting, they've got some good music going and are totally into it. I'd watch a show of that, for sure.

20:01Well, here we are again! Because New York City is my hometown, I'm going to assume that we're going to shut it down and bring more talent than you could ever imagine. Will I be wrong? Perhaps, but ignorance is bliss and I'll take whatever gets me through this hour.

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